• Conservation

    Drones: A New Conservation Tool

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) – or drones as they are commonly called – are a promising new tool for conservation professionals. The technology is readily available and innovative applications ranging from acquiring real-time aerial imagery to detecting flora and fauna are being developed by conservation organizations around the world. In Central and Western New York the Nature Conservancy is testing the efficiency of drones to monitor remote conservation lands, invasive species and wetland restoration outcomes. The new drone – a micro UAS at just 2.75 pounds – is equipped with an ultra-high definition camera and safety features including automatic return to home functionality. Staff have been busy testing the drone’s…

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